FCRCC Youth Flatwater - Summer 2014

Introduction to Paddling (New Paddlers, U9, U10 and U11) – FUNdamentals & Foundations

Introduction to Paddling (8-11 years, New paddlers 8 and up)

For kids aged U11 (kids who were under 10 on Jan 1st, 2020 and will fall into the U11 age category in 2021), as well as new paddlers 8+ years of age.  Minimum age of 8 is required.

This program introduces young paddlers to a variety of paddling disciplines: dragon boat, outrigger, and sprint canoe and kayak, in a fun, safe, and team oriented environment. Our NCCP trained coaches will be teaching the basics of water safety, stroke technique, coordination, and balance in a variety of boats, while engaging the paddlers in a lot of fun games and team focused activities.  The focus here is on developing fundamental movement skills and engaging in developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity.

Pre-requisites

  • have a positive attitude and willingness to focus, listen and learn! 🙂
  • have an interest in paddling!
  • be willing to participate in group warmups, workouts, and activities on the water and off

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills, build self-confidence
  • develop FUNdamental boat skills, teamboat skills, balance and boat control
  • develop racing experience in fun, low-stress environments
Fall Program (Oct 19 – Dec 19, 2020)
  • October:
    • Tues @ 6:30-7:30pm – Swimming @ Templeton Park Pool – we have the entire pool to ourselves (if you can’t make Tues, there is a Thurs session available.  Please discuss with the program coordinator.)
    • Thurs @ 4:30-6pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Sat 12:45-2:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  •  November and December:
    • Tues @ 6:30-7:30pm – Swimming @ Templeton Park Pool – we have the entire pool to ourselves (if you can’t make Tues, there is a Thurs session available.  Please discuss with the program coordinator.)
    • Sat 12:45-2:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
    • Outrigger Paddling (OC6) – TBD
Winter Program (Jan 11 – Mar 27, 2021)
    • Canoe/Kayak Paddling dates TBD
    •  XC Skiing @ Cypress TBD
    • Swimming will continue
    • March Break Spring Camp – week of March 15th
Spring/Summer Program (June 15th – Sept 2020)

Thanks again for joining us this summer!  Spring/Summer 2021 info will be posted early 2021.

  • Practice Schedule:
    • Spring Break Paddling Camp
      • Mar 16-20 @ 9am-4pm –
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19
    • Week of March 23rd – Program Break
    • April-May:
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19
    • Starting June 15th: In response to COVID-19 we will be practicing in small groups and rotating practice times to allow everyone a chance to paddle. 
      • Group A:
        • Mon/Thurs @ 3:30-5:00pm
        • Sat @ 1-2:30pm
      • Group B:
        • Tues/Fri @ 3:30-5:00pm
        • Sat @ 2:30-4pm
    • July (starting week of June 29th):
      • 2-3 weekday mornings every week 8:30am-noon
      • Group A:
        • Mon/Wed @ 8:30am-noon
        • every 2nd Fri @ 8:30am-noon
      • Group B:
        • Tues/Thurs @ 8:30am-noon
        • every 2nd Fri @ 8:30am-noon
    • August:
      • 3 weekday mornings every week 8:30am-noon
      • Group A:
        • Mon/Wed/Fri @ 8:30am-noon
      • Group B:
        • Tues/Thurs/Fri @ 8:30am-noon
    • Sept – TBD